Tag: Europe

China pledges continued support for European integration

“The EU was the first regional cooperation mechanism established after the end of the World War II, and it’s also the one that has developed the fastest,” Wang added at a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. “Contrary to conventional wisdom, we believe the […]

Analysis: Europe challenges Turkey’s Erdogan, why now?

The Netherlands is a “Nazi remnant,” according Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Saturday, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was banned from flying to Rotterdam to give a speech, and Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya was deported to Germany. She tweeted: “democracy, fundamental rights, human rights and freedoms… all forgotten in […]

European Parliament Votes to Censor Politically Incorrect Speech

Worried by the rise of nationalist parties that threaten the very existence of the European Union (EU), the European Parliament (EP) has quietly amended its internal rules to enable the silencing of “racist” speech within its hallowed halls. The rule change, which passed in December, allows the president of the EP to “interrupt the live […]

Belarus views CEI presidency as chance to get better involved in European integration

Belarus views its presidency of the Central European Initiative (CEI) as an opportunity to get better involved in the European integration processes, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in Minsk on 14 February at the opening of the first meeting of the CEI Committee of National Coordinators held under the auspices of Belarus’ […]

NATO braces for first talks with Trump’s defence chief

NATO allies meet new US Defence Secretary James Mattis for the first time in Brussels Wednesday, seeking reassurance over President Donald Trump’s commitment but bracing for military spending demands. Pentagon head Mattis has voiced support for the transatlantic alliance, in contrast with the sceptical Trump, and has been tougher on Russia than his boss, whose […]

Timothy Garton Ash wins the Charlemagne Prize

Timothy Garton Ash has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for 2017. Awarded from the town of Aachen, North-Western Germany, the prize has recognised special contributions to European unity since 1950. The prize organizers described Professor Garton Ash as “an extraordinary British academic, who has commented on and accompanied the journey […]

European Anti-Globalists Join Forces to Take Back Countries

Emboldened by the British “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union and President Donald Trump’s historic victory over the globalist establishment, European political leaders opposed to globalism and the establishment met in Koblenz, Germany, over the weekend to cement their alliance and plan for potential victories in the months ahead. The gathering, organized by the […]

EU Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt: Brexit is an opportunity to pull Europe closer together

The European Union Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator on Monday said Britain’s decision to make a clean break from the EU was an opportunity to reform Europe and avoid a further breakdown in ties between its remaining member states. Former Belgian Prime Minister and member of the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt also said the election of […]

Europe gets ready for Donald Trump

JUST over a year ago Barack Obama decided that the European Union needed his help. His advisers devised a strategy to bolster America’s European allies, incorporating transatlantic visits, political theatre and pep talks. Mr Obama talked of the dangers of Brexit in London and invited Matteo Renzi, Italy’s ill-starred prime minister, to Washington to back […]

Britain again breaks ranks with Europe — this time over Israel

Two days after delegates from more than 70 nations attended the Paris summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to label the meeting “useless.” Admittedly the France-initiated event, which neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority attended, did not change the international community’s understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian […]